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Friday, May 05, 2017

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  • EDITORIAL: La Comunidad Hispana y la ansiedad

    by Por Peter Citelli, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 (8 months ago)

    El afán y la depresión se encuentran entre los problemas sociales más prominentes de la comunidad Hispana en los Estados Unidos, particularmente entre la primera generación de inmigrantes. Estos tienen que enfrentarse con una cultura diferente, un idioma diferente, un .... Read More

  • She Reads Truth Bible arrives with a flurry for B&H

    by Aaron Earls, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 (8 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A boom in Bible sales wasn't in the projections.

    The She Reads Truth Bible was a key factor in lifting the B&H Publishing Group to more Bible sales in three weeks than it expected to sell in four months.

    The new release set a record for most Bibles purchased during a pre-sale effort, reported Trevin Wax, Bible and reference publisher at LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More

  • ANALYSIS: Trump order unlikely to alter sermonizing

    by Scott McConnell, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 (8 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Faith and politics have a complicated relationship in the United States.

    Many Americans want religious leaders to be clear about their values and how those values impact every aspect of life, including politics. And they want churches to be free to practice their faith, which includes discussing politics without any government intervention.

    But few want their preacher's advice on which candidate to vote for. Read More

  • Cuban student arrested after trip to Washington

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo from Twitter
    SANTA CLARA, Cuba (BP) -- Religious liberty leaders are interceding on behalf of a college student interrogated, threatened and charged with public disorder by the Cuban government because of his work to expose Christian persecution there.

    Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz, a commissioner with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), are advocating for the student, 20-year-old Felix Yuniel Llerena López, who was arrested April 27 upon his return from a trip to Washington. Read More

  • Pastors' Conf. reaches 60 scholarships awarded

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 (8 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference has announced 30 additional recipients of $1,000 scholarships to attend the Pastors' Conference and SBC annual meeting this summer in Phoenix, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 60.

    Pastors' Conference leaders projected initially that 5-20 scholarships would be funded for pastors not otherwise able to make the trip to Phoenix. The first round of 30 scholarships was announced April 20. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When things don't go as planned

    by Katie McCoy, posted Friday, May 05, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Things don't always go as Katie McCoy would like. "You probably have had things go awry as well," she writes, noting that "Scripture gives us a different way of thinking about our big dreams and life plans." Read More